It has been revealed that Action Fraud received more than 5,000 complaints about a TV licence scam email in the past three months. In light of this news, Jake Moore, cyber security expert at ESET UK, has the following comment and advice.
Expert comments below:
Jake Moore, Cyber Security Expert at ESET UK:
“Hackers will stop at nothing and this just proves that a well-designed phishing email linking to an equally reputable looking website can cause a large number of people to part with their most precious information. It continues to be an uphill battle but we need to start taking time to read emails properly and not panic, as that’s what their attack vector relies on. Making the victims believe they are about to have a service cut off in 2 days can cause them to make rash decisions and by the time they realise it was a scam, it can be all too late.”